Ryanair Hits Back at Ireland’s Quarantine Restrictions

Ryanair has hit back at Ireland's quarantine restrictions by threatening to cut up to 1,000 flights from the country

Ryanair is threatening to cut up to 1,000 flights from Ireland during August and September in due to the country’s quarantine restrictions.

A Ryanair spokesperson said: “Last week when the UK and Northern Ireland removed travel restrictions on short haul flights to and from the European Union, Ireland became the only country in the EU with a blanket 14-day quarantine restriction on all arrivals from EU countries, most of which have lower Covid case rates than Ireland.

“It makes no sense, when governments all over Europe have opened up EU flights since 1st June and removed travel restrictions on intra-EU travel, that the Irish government continues to treat countries like Germany, Denmark and Greece as if they were suffering similar levels of Covid as the USA, Brazil and India.”